Horror Movies At Redbox: 5 New Releases and three TV Series

by Jeremy Spirogis
Horror movie Fantasy Island

If you’re in search of a superb scare, Redbox has you lined. Several model new horror films at the moment are obtainable for lease at their kiosks and VOD service, together with some long-running collection for weekend binges. Here are a few of the horror titles you possibly can select from for a scary film evening, together with some suggestions straight from Redbox themselves!

‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’ – A horror film tackle a TV basic

The Fantasy Island TV collection was a want success drama for every week’s visitor star. The film exhibits the darker facet of getting the whole lot you ever dreamed of. Lucy Hale, Dax Shepard, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Maggie Q and Michael Pena star.

Horror movie Fantasy Island
Lucy Hale | Christopher Moss/CTMG/Sony Pictures

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“New to the Box and Redbox On Demand is this gruesome tale of a vacation getaway that’s supposed to deliver its visitors’ wildest dreams,” Redbox says. “But then pretty much the opposite happens.”

‘Gretel & Hansel’ – A horror film fairy story

Sophia Lillis stars as Gretel on this edgy tackle the basic Grimm fairy story. Gretel and her brother nonetheless discover a witch’s home within the woods, however there are extra scary thrills within the forest alongside the way in which, and so they spend much more time exploring the witch’s home earlier than the notorious oven scene. 

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Gretel & Hansel | Orion Pictures

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“Now at the Box and Redbox On Demand, this creeptastic take on the old fairy tale about a brother and sister’s misadventures in the woods had critics raving about its sleek visuals and stunning cinematography,” Redbox says. “Not the kind of praise that is normally heaped onto horror movies!”

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ – Guillermo del Toro’s household pleasant horror film

Producer Guillermo del Toro grew up loving monster films. He desires fashionable children to have the identical expertise, so he produced this film based mostly on tales from the e book. Redbox sees the potential for younger horror followers too.

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Austin Zajur | George Kraychyk/CBS Films/Lionsgate

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“This adaptation of the bestselling children’s book series is something of a ‘gateway horror movie’ if you’ve got any tweens or teens in the house who are brave enough to watch it with you or are otherwise really into urban legends and folklore,” Redbox mentioned.

‘Doctor Sleep’ – New Stephen King horror

Stephen King wrote a sequel to his seminal masterpiece The Shining, and Mike Flanagan tailored it right into a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s film. Ewan McGregor performs a grown up Danny Torrance, the child with the psychic shining. Home video additionally features a director’s reduce that provides 30 minutes again into the movie.

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Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep | Jessica Miglio/Warner Bros. Entertainment

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“In this adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Ewan McGregor stars because the Big-Wheel-riding Danny Torrance, 40 years later,” Redbox mentioned. “Now he must protect a child who has his same powers, or else she’ll be killed by a cult.”

‘Snakes on a Plane’ – A slithering, airborne horror film

When Samuel L. Jackson agreed to star in Snakes on a Plane, it turned an web phenomenon. Then the film lastly got here out and fizzled on the field workplace. It’s really fairly a wild excessive idea film, and Redbox agrees.

Samuel L. Jackson and his co-star | Jason Merritt/FilmMagic

“Still the best movie title ever,” Redbox says. “Yes, it’s time to lighten the mood with this absolutely ridiculous film — which I LOVED — featuring one of Samuel L. Jackson’s all-time greatest lines. (Which is of course unprintable.) If you want some laughs mixed in with your blood and guts, this is the one for you.”

Three horror TV collection too

Horror has grown on tv because of cable networks producing horror exhibits with extra specific content material. The Strain is one other Guillermo del Toro manufacturing, based mostly on the e book he cowrote with Chuck Hogan. Ash Vs. Evil Dead is Bruce Campbell’s sequel to his films. The Walking Dead is the lengthy working AMC zombie collection based mostly on Robert Kirkman’s comics.

“My final 3 recommendations are actually all TV series that deal with viruses or plagues that threaten to overrun humankind,” Redbox mentioned. “Totally applicable for proper now! I used to be a giant fan of The Strain when it aired in 2014 as a result of it stars the nice Corey Stoll (albeit in an terrible wig) and is about vampires. And I really like something about vampires.”

Redbox provides that quarantining doesn’t appear so unhealthy in comparison with what Ash (Campbell) endures.

Bruce Campbell | Starz

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“Bruce Campbell reprises his role as the unlikely every-man hero Ash Williams, who must still battle the undead even though it’s 30 years after the events of the first movie,” Redbox says. “Poor man! And I believed I was drained after homeschooling my children for just a few months.”

Redbox encourages followers to start out from the start of The Walking Dead.

“The first season of this mega-popular series remains my favorite (and yes, I’m still watching it all these years later) because it shows the start of the (fictional — for now) zombie apocalypse in the US and establishes so many of the characters that millions have come to root for,” Redbox says. “See (or remind yourself of) how it all began!”

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